|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speak highly of the province's accomplishments in economic growth and poverty reduction, urging them to continue pursuing sustainable progress.—VNA/VNS photo
HA NOI (VNS)— The Party and Government will support Dak Nong throughout its development process, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told key leaders of the Central Highlands province.
During a working session in Ha Noi yesterday, the PM spoke highly of the province's accomplishments in economic growth and poverty reduction, urging them to continue pursuing sustainable progress.
He also asked the locality to focus on agriculture, forestry, growing and processing industrial trees, hydroelectricity and mining, as well as health care, education-training and infrastructure.
Last year, the Dak Nong Party Committee – along with local authorities - made concerted efforts to overcome difficulties and scored most of their development goals.
The province has devised its 2013 development plan focusing on infrastructure to promote socio-economic development and social security in remote areas populated mainly by ethnic groups.
On this occasion, the province asked the Government to provide VND75 billion for projects to help migrants settle down and build district hospitals.
Nam Dinh Province
Yesterday, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also met with key leaders of Red River Delta Nam Dinh Province, whom he urged to fully take their advantages for development.
Dung approved the province's goals for this year, which include a growth rate of 12 percent, exports worth US$400 million, a minimum increase of social investment by 15 percent and the reduction of poor households to 5.5 percent.
He asked the province to clear obstacles for production and trading firms, attract investment - especially in industries with high added value - and make the best use of high-quality human resources.
He urged them to apply advanced technology to farming, speed up the building of modern rural areas and develop healthcare, culture and education.
At the same time, efforts must be made to boost administrative reforms, anti-corruption and traffic safety and order, the PM said.
Dung, together with ministry and department leaders, also provided feedback on the allocation of capital for the construction of Nam Dinh–Phu Ly Road and the negotiations for a 2,400MW power plant in Hai Hau District.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Hong Ha said that Nam Dinh would step up the construction of new rural areas in 96 communes until 2015, expand the model of large-scale cultivation areas, channel more credit into production and trading to increase competitiveness and attract domestic and foreign investment.
Last year, Nam Dinh enjoyed an increase of 11.7 percent in gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP per capita of VND21.1 million (1,000 USD). The province also created jobs for 30,500 workers and reduced the rate of poor households to 6.72 percent. — VNS